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6-Week Phlebotomy

  • Next Start date: Revolving
  • Duration: 7 Weeks
  • Level: Beginner
  • Location: On-Site

All of our phlebotomy training classes are comprehensive and emphasizes a “hands-on” method – each student will draw blood at least once in every class. These draws will be performed with supervision on other class members. Our instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of phlebotomy techniques. In addition, you will learn the “tricks of the trade” that will help with special patients and difficult draws.

Our Phlebotomy Program provides the student with skills and training in order to succeed as a phlebotomist. This course contains 6-weeks of lecture, discussion, and practical instruction in the lab, followed by the National Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam.

Our experienced instructors will guide you as you learn a variety of blood drawing techniques, safety standards, basic anatomy and physiology, and other areas such as:

Phlebotomy program content includes:

  • HIPAA and Patient's Rights
  • Universal Precautions and Safety
  • Venipuncture with Vacutainers, Butterflies and Syringes
  • Finger and Heel Sticks
  • Blood and Blood Components
  • Medical Laboratory Terminology
  • Test Tubes – Uses, Additives and Order of Draw
  • Professionalism
  • Special Procedures - Bleeding Times, Blood Cultures, Glucose Tolerance Testing
  • Difficult Draws – Tricks of the Trade

  • Phlebotomy Program Admissions Requirements:
  • 18 Years of Age or Older
  • High School Diploma, GED, or International High School Diploma Equivalency

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    The 6-Week phlebotomy program consists of the four following parts:

    Lecture Skills Lab Assessments
    Two sessions per week for 6-weeks. Each session is 4 hours and features about 2 hours of lecture each session. Introduction to the lab with hands-on skills and live venipunctures. 4 quizzes based on chapter material are required and given throughout the program.
    Material is presented by a qualified and state approved instructor. Mechanics of equipment and specimen handling are taught alongside techniques of venipuncture. A comprehensive multiple-choice final examination is given prior to externship.
    A book is provided to you for reference during and after the program. A focus on professionalism and patient care prepares students for the real-world setting. Final skills evaluation on venipuncture technique and professionalism is performed prior to externship.

    The following is the break-down for tuition and fees for the Phlebotomy program.

    • Registration Fee: $50
    • Tuition: $500
    • Laboratory Fee: $75
    • Textbook Fee: $25
    • National Exam Fee: $100
    Registration fee is due to hold your seat in the program and is nonrefundable after 3 business days

    Externships are performed at clinical facilities which have agreed to partner with GSP to provide students with the opportunity to not only fulfill the required clinical hours, but to interact with patients and other healthcare professionals in a real-world clinical environment where skills are put in context. This placement is completely coordinated by GSP's externship coordinator and students are assigned to sites based on a number of factors, including attendance, payment compliance, progress in the program, and student preference. Students should plan on having a full week of availability the two weeks immediately following the end date of the class in order to attend externship, which is performed Monday through Friday during the operational hours of the clinical site, which typically fall somewhere between 6am to 6pm.

    Externship placements are throughout the greater Georgialand area and the state of Illinois, and the requirements of each clinical facility vary but typically include a TB test and criminal background check, while others may also have additional requirements such as a lab coat, health assessment, immunization records, or other records.

    Payment plans are available to divide the cost of the program over the time you are enrolled. These plans are provided at no additional cost and available to all students. You can choose one of the three payment plans listed below to pay for your enrollment in the Phlebotomy program at GSP:

    Plan A Plan B Plan C
    Registration Fee $50 at Registration $50 at Registration $50 at Registration
    Week 1 $350 $100 $225
    Week 2 $70 $120 $0
    Week 3 $70 $120 $225
    Week 4 $70 $120 $0
    Week 5 $70 $120 $250
    Week 6 $70 $120 $0

    One of the major factors to consider when pursuing education in any field is the what the hiring market looks like for students after graduation. While no school can guarantee that graduates will find a job, GSP is committed to providing career assistance services that will guide the student through the job application process.

    Quick Facts Phlebotomists
    2015 Median Pay $31,630 per year ($15.21 per hour)
    Typical Entry-Level Education Postsecondary nondegree award
    Work Experience Required in a Related Occupation None
    Additional On-the-job Training Required None
    Number of Jobs (2014) 112,700
    Job Outlook (2014-2024) 25% (Much faster than average)
    Employment Change (2014-2024) 28,100

    Data Table From: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Phlebotomists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/phlebotomists.htm (data retrieved September 11, 2016).

    Upcoming 2021/2022 7 Week Phlebotomy Schedule

    Classes meet twice a week for 6 weeks.

    GSPPLB Monday/Wednesday Evenings 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB5107 May 03, 2021 June 14, 2021 Closed
    PLB5108 June 21, 2021 August 04, 2021 Closed
    PLB5109 August 09, 2021 September 27, 2021 Open
    PLB5110 October 04, 2021 November 17, 2021 Open
    PLB5111 November 22, 2021 January 05, 2022 Open
    PLB5112 December 20, 2021 January 26, 2022 Closed
    GSPPLB Tuesday/Thursday Afternoon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB5117 June 08, 2021 July 22, 2021 Closed
    PLB5118 July 27, 2021 September 09, 2021 Closed
    PLB5119 September 14, 2021 October 28, 2021 Open
    PLB5120 November 02, 2021 December 21, 2021 Open
    PLB5121 December 07, 2021 January 13, 2022 Closed
    GSPPLB Wednesday/Friday Mornings 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    CLASS/IDSTART DATEEND DATESEATS
    PLB5125 May 26, 2021 July 09, 2021 Closed
    PLB5126 July 14, 2021 August 27, 2021 Closed
    PLB5127 September 01, 2021 October 15, 2021 Open
    PLB5128 October 20, 2021 December 08, 2021 Open
    PLB5129 November 17, 2021 December 31, 2021 Closed
    GEORGIA SCHOOL OF PHLEBOTOMY
    2017